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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

August 29, 2023

The Community Health Corner

Submitted by Elaine Johannes

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The National Extension Framework for Health Equity and Well-being recommends using community development strategies with health literacy programs to ensure that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. The following resources help us improve well-being for all and achieve Healthy Kansas 2030 and Healthy People 2030 objectives.

Child Abuse Prevention Trainings: Kansas Children’s Service League has several child abuse prevention and strengthening families training topics scheduled for September (including some evening trainings). Topics include Child Abuse and Neglect: Recognition, Reporting and Supporting; An Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences; Making the Connection: Strong Families, Strong Businesses, Strong Communities. A current schedule and descriptions, and to register for a training, use this link: https://www.kcsl.org/training_events.aspx.

Guide to Trauma-Informed Community Change: The Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy & Practice 2023 is now available here. The guide explores community-led, trauma-informed, prevention-oriented, and resilience-building strategies to strengthen communities.

NIMH Webinar on Farmer Suicide: Thanks to the KSRE Stress and Resiliency TDT for bringing attention to this NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) webinar on Sept. 12; 1:30-3 p.m. CDT. The suicide rate among American farmers is serious and worsening but may not be well explained by either a lack of access to care or demographic characteristics. This webinar will begin with a brief fact book about suicide and American farming that emphasizes the diversity present in farming and ranching. Register here.

For more information, contact Elaine Johannes, ejohanne@ksu.edu; and Stephanie Gutierrez, smgutier@k-state.edu.